Coatings, specialty polymers and inks

Eastman has been a leading provider of high-quality raw materials and services for the global paint and coatings industry for over 70 years. These raw materials include:

  • Cellulose esters
  • Ester solvents
  • Ketone solvents
  • Glycol ether solvents
  • Alcohols
  • Adhesion promoters


Performance chemicals

Eastman’s extensive range of acetyl products exemplifies the company’s accomplishments in technical innovation. As a global leader in acetyl chemical production, Eastman operates the world’s only coal gasification and carbonylation technology process to make methanol, methyl acetate and acetic anhydride.

Additionally, Eastman manufactures various downstream acetyl derivatives. The process to make such a wide variety of products from coal is so unique to the industry that it is designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society.

Eastman commercially practices unique oxo aldehyde technology for manufacturing both normal and isobutyraldehyde. The product line consists of butanol, 2-ethyl hexanol, Eastman TXIB™ formulation additive and Eastman Texanol™ ester alcohol as well as several oxo alcohol derivatives.

  • Acetyl products
  • Custom-manufactured organic chemicals
  • Additives for fibers
  • Food and beverage ingredients
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Optical brighteners
  • Agrochemical intermediates
  • Pharmaceutical raw materials
  • Pharmaceutical intermediates
  • Oxo chemicals
  • Plasticizers
  • Resin intermediates
  • Olefins
  • Diketene derivatives
  • Specialty ketones


Specialty plastics

Eastman has proprietary technology to manufacture an extensive range of copolyester product lines. Its related technology enables the production of high-performance polymers to meet the special needs of high-value applications with features such glass-fiber enhancement and antistatic properties. Some of these products can contain flame retardants as well as meet UL, UST, U.S. FDA or ISU compliance. The products can be made in a virtually unlimited array of colors.

Eastman delivers value through its unique brands and trademarks. This brand equity is matched by the Eastman team’s extensive intellectual capital and experience associated with these technologies:

  • Copolymers
  • Copolyesters
  • Cellulosics
  • Crystalline polymers
  • Polyolefin concentrates

Featured technologies

Eastman offers major technologies for license or sale with negotiated terms and conditions. Follow the link for each listing for a nonconfidential description; then contact technology licensing and alliances for more details.

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Featured patents

The following patent is offered for immediate sale or assignment. Follow the link for a brief description; then contact technology licensing and alliances for more details.

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